S02 E12: Anusha Subramanian

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As someone who is closely associated with curating and researching for this podcast, she is also someone who comes with a background in investigative journalism with many years of experience behind her; Vishal hence talks to Anusha Subramanian as a closing to the second season of the Vishal Gondal Podcast.

In this conversation, Vishal takes a few steps back and track his equation with Anusha and discusses her journalism and mountaineering journey, so far.

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S02 E11: Yashraj Akashi

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What is it like being exposed to thousands of brilliant ideas and remarkable people? What is it like to know of life journeys from all over the world that are impactful on a scale, unimaginable?
Yashraj Akashi is responsible for curating the mega stage Tedx Conference, Tedx Gateway in the country. An old friend of Vishal; Yashraj's vision of building something from its core dates back to his college days.

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S02 E10: Milind Murli Deora

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He is one of the youngest Member of Parliament and the most outspoken parliamentarians. He is part of the rising brigade of young politicians in the country attempting to shape a new era in India’s political, social and economic systems, guided by principles and responsibilities. He has held positions in the Ministry of Defense, civil aviation, urban development and information technology. Another interesting aspect of him is that he is not all about work, he also pursues his passion for music thereby building a fulfilling life. He is Milind Deora.

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S02 E09: Mahesh Murthy

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He is a man with a resume, spanning 34 years’ of experience as a marketer, being an entrepreneur for over 2 decades and an investor for the last 19 years. He has worked on brands like Amazon, Yahoo, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nike, Unilever, Kraft, across the US, China, Europe and India.
Mahesh has been instrumental in the launch of MTV in India and then ran its rival Channel V. But, lately there is a cloud of doubt engulfing this very influential man who has been allegedly charged for sexual harassment. We have with us, Mahesh Murthy.

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S02 E08: Simar Singh

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Simar Singh is the curator and founder of UnErase Poetry, a movement to promote and produce spoken word poetry in India. He is based out of Bombay.
UnErase Poetry currently curates poetry performances at the Tuning Fork Café in Khar (West) and makes these performances available over the internet for anyone to see.

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S02 E07: Arokiaswamy Velumani

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He believes that villages are the best university as it teaches you to solve problems and strive hard. With poor parents and being the eldest of the five siblings, Dr. A Velumani is a self-made man who set up Thyrocare with an initial investment of Rs 2 lakh and today has managed to take it to over Rs 3000 crore.

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S02 E06: Parmesh Shahani

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He is a TED Fellow, Yale World fellow, affiliated scholar at MIT, works for LGBT rights, works with NGOs, Govt, World Bank and the UN. All encompassed he is known as a Cultural Guru…It’s none other than Parmesh Shahani.

Parmesh's vibrancy has reflected in his journey throughout. Having authored, Gay Bombay, he put forth an advanced vision for the LGBT community in India and continues to do so.

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S02 E05: Vanika Choudhary

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Vanika Choudhary started a restaurant, Sequel Bistro. She quit her full-time corporate job to go on a short sabbatical, which eventually resulted in her fleshing out a life-long dream of starting a restaurant that promotes conscious eating. The concept behind Sequel is to offer wholesome world cuisine with fresh, high-quality ingredients. According to her, healthy food need not be boring and she is trying to break that stereotype.

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S02 E04: Vivek Bhargava

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He was inclined to technology from an early age and that prompted Vivek Bhargava to move out of his family business and set up his entrepreneurial venture in digital advertising. Today he heads one of the largest communication groups. In his personal capacity, he mentors young entrepreneurs. He is a table tennis enthusiast and has won medals in the 40-plus category in two national tournaments. Bhargava is taking forward the cause of table tennis with his Kamgar Academy situated in Elphinstone Road, Mumbai. Interestingly, he can also tell you how money can buy you happiness?

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S02 E03: Aashish Contractor

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He is widely recognized as a pioneer of cardiac rehabilitation in India. He is a valuable information resource for the layperson to understand the various dimensions of coronary complications, their prevention and resolution. He just does not believe in leading a sedentary lifestyle. A marathoner himself and even encourages his patients to run after their cardiac rehabilitation. He recently authored a book 'The Heart Truth' where he has summed up his 2 decades of medical experience to provide inputs and tips on how to take care of your heart.

He is none other than Dr Aashish Contractor.

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S02 E02: Abhijit Pradhan

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You can consider him as a Maverick. From having a good decade and half years successful stint in advertising- building brands and entertainment companies to certifying to be a Chi Running coach to his current obsession of a different kind for Coffee, he currently follows his passion for helping superstars at work, find theirs! We are talking about Abhijit Pradhan!

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S02 E01: Harish Bhimani

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Who does it remind you of when I say ‘Main Samay Hoon’?
He actually needs no introduction and is has been bestowed upon with the coveted title of ‘Voice of India’. From documentaries to audio books to son-et-lumiere shows to religious albums, he has done it all.

Today, we have with us none other than the legendary voice of India-Harish Bhimani.

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Ep.12: Arunachalam Muruganantham

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Arunachalam Muruganantham is better known as 'Menstrual Man'. A social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, Arunachalam became the subject of ridicule when he decided to make low-cost sanitary napkins.

His innovation is now changing the lives of women in Indian villages, and his story is also being depicted by Akshay Kumar in R. Balki's 'Pad Man'.

On this episode, he talks to Vishal about the challenges he faced at every step of the way, and eventually succeeded in accomplishing what he set out to do.

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Ep.11: Tirthankar Dash

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Thirthankar Dash has a lot of questions. Founder of Quantum360, a design solutions lab, Dash has always made it his mission to find his personal story. And now, he helps others find theirs.
On this episode, he talks to Vishal about using data to find meaning and purpose in your own life.

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Ep.10: Dilshad Master Kumar

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Dilshad Master Kumar has spent almost 22 years in the media business, from launching Zee Cinema to serving as the Chief Operating Officer at UTV entertainment. She was diagnosed with cancer five years ago and has since devoted all her time to pursue her love for adventure sports.
She has trekked to Everest base camp multiple times and is currently the director of operations and business development at Mercury Himalayan Explorations.

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Ep.09: Shantanu Moitra

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Musician and composer Shantanu Moitra has a come a long way since his banking and advertising days. He is the man responsible for some of Bollywood’s best music for the past two decades; from Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi and Parineeta to 3 idiots and Pink.

In this conversation, he shares his reluctant journey into Bollywood and his passion for travel, mountaineering, football and leading a creative life.

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Ep.08: Samara Mahindra

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Samara Mahindra has worn many hats; from acting to marketing to running a fashion label. But this was before she found her true calling - the rehabilitation of cancer patients.

Samara is the founder of the CARER Program, that takes a holistic view of cancer recovery. In this episode, she talks about her mother's battle with cancer and her personal journey into the world of health, nutrition, and cancer treatments.

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Ep.07: Col. Narendra "Bull" Kumar

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Col. Narendra “Bull” Kumar is an award-winning mountaineer, a brave soldier, and most importantly a man who can lay claim to influencing history. It was thanks to his expedition in the 70s that India claimed the Siachen Glacier. A Padma Shri and Arjuna awardee, he loves challenges and leaps at them without thinking of the consequences.
In this episode, Col. Bull Kumar recounts stories from his long and illustrious career in vivid detail.

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Ep.06: Luke Coutinho

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Luke Coutinho is a man who wears different hats - he is a doctor of alternative medicine, an integrative lifestyle specialist, a food science and nutrition specialist, fitness expert, motivational speaker and an author. He believes in treating illnesses from their root instead of a symptomatic approach and helps people make lifestyle changes to achieve their health goals.
His latest book is called ‘The Great Indian Diet’ and has been co-authored by Shilpa Shetty.

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Ep.05: Ranveer Allahbadia

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Ranveer Allahbadia dreamed of being a filmmaker and chef before he decided to start a YouTube channel called BeerBiceps dedicated to fitness. Now over 2.5 million people watch his videos every month. This 24 year-old Youtube star, fitness expert and entrepreneur sits down to chat about the fitness industry, trends, diets, creating and monitising content and more.

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